Marian defeated rival Nativity to highlight Friday's scholastic sports action.

In a game with playoff implications, Panther Valley fell to Pine Grove.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Nativity-Marian

The Fillies used strong defense to keep the Golden Girls in single digits in three of the four quarters and picked up a 41-27 victory.

Kaysi McLaughlin had a game-high 13 points for Marian, while Danielle Tristani added 11. D. Luckenbill led nativity with seven.

NATIVITY

White 0-0-0-0, Hughes 2-1-2-5, Andrefski 1-2-5-4, Holohan 2-0-0-5, Field 1-0-0-2, Sabol 1-2-3-4, Luckenbill 2-3-4-7. TOTALS: 9-8-14-27.

MARIAN

Green 3-1-2-8, Faust 2-0-0-4, McLaughlin 3-5-6-13, Sofranko 0-0-0-0, Nemeth 0-0-0-0, Shaud 0-0-0-0, Wilson 0-0-0-0, Shober 2-1-4-5, Tristani 4-3-6-11. TOTALS: 14-10-18-41.

Nativity 6 11 3 7 - 27

Marian 12 17 4 8 - 41

Three-pointers: N - Holohan 1; M - McLaughlin 2, Green 1.

Panther Vy.-Pine Grove

Pine Grove rolled to a 69-47 Schuylkill League victory over Panther Valley, ending the Panthers' District 11 playoff hopes.

Pine Grove was led by Becky Evans who scored 16 points.

The Panthers (10-12, 1-11), who needed a victory in their regular season finale to qualify for districts for the first time since 2003, got a huge game from freshman Abby Whilden who scored a season-high 23 points. Brittany Cunfer also played well, adding 11 points.

PANTHER VALLEY

Whilden 7-7-11-23, Blasko 0-0-0-0, Kehrli 1-0-0-2, M. Markovich 1-0-0-3, Thomas 1-1-2-4, Paul 0-0-0-0, Rice 1-0-0-2, O. Markovich 0-0-0-0, Cunfer 2-7-10-11, Zlock 1-0-0-2, Smith 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-15-23-47.

PINE GROVE

Smith 3-3-5-9, Sampson 7-1-3-15, Thompson 2-1-1-5, Evans 5-5-5-16, Zimmerman 0-0-0-0, Geiger 3-0-0-6, Dimon 2-1-2-5, Bertasavage 0-0-0-0, Stoner 0-0-0-0, Lengyel 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 27-14-20-69.

Panther Vy. 15 8 10 14 - 47

Pine Grove 20 14 15 20 - 69

Three-pointers: PV: Whilden 2, M. Markovich 1, Thomas 1. PG - Evans 1.

No. Dame ES-Lehighton

The Spartans jumped out to a 19-2 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Indians 56-36 in a non-league contest.

Angelica Berrila and Kellie Leming had 12 each for Notre Dame.

Kasaundra Barclay finished in double figures for Lehighton with 12.

NDES

Bailey 3-4-4-10, Berrila 5-0-0-12, Smith 4-2-2-10, Leming 6-0-0-12, LaRezza 4-0-1-8, V. Pope 0-0-0-0, Claduebeno 1-0-0-2, L. Pope 0-0-0-0, Rehman 0-0-0-0, Bermodez 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 23-6-7-56.

LEHIGHTON

Shelly 2-0-0-4, Green 0-0-0-0, Barclay 5-2-2-12, Magyar 1-0-0-2, Yurasits 1-1-2-3, Evans 1-0-0-3, Durishin 1-2-2-4, Smith 0-0-0-0, Pell 0-0-0-0, Thompson 3-2-3-8, Rehrig 0-0-0-0, Cordova 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-7-9-36.

No. Dame ES 19 8 11 18 - 56

Lehighton 2 15 8 11 - 36

Three-pointers: NDES - Berrila 2, Smith 2; L - Evans 1.

Shenandoah Vy.-Weatherly

Shenandoah rolled to a 57-29 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.

Abigail Snitzer led a trio of double figure scorers for Shenandoah with 14 points.

For Weatherly (5-16, 1-12), Dominique Adamczyk led the way with 13 points.

SHENANDOAH

Neidu 4-2-2-12, Semanchik 5-1-2-13, Kelly 1-0-0-3, Huff 4-0-0-8, Snitzer 6-2-2-14, Sacco 3-1-2-7, Florio 0-0-0-0, Buchanan 0-0-0-0, Canales 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 23-6-8-57.

WEATHERLY

J. Dougherty 1-0-0-2, E. Dougherty 1-1-2-3, Adamczyk 6-0-0-13, Panzarella 1-0-0-3, Boyarski 3-2-4-8, Bizarre 0-0-0-0, Polchin 0-0-0-0, Galada 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 12-3-6-29.

Shen. Vy. 18 7 17 15 - 57

Weatherly 9 5 5 10 - 29

Three-pointers: S - Neidu 2, Semanchik 2, Kelly 1. W - Adamczyk 1, Panzarella 1.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Catasauqua-Northwestern

The Tigers saw a four-point halftime lead evaporate in the third quarter as the Rough Riders pulled away for a 67-59 Colonial League victory.

Mathew Rivera had 14, Jarred Binder 13 and Naveed Hadian 12 for the Tigers.

CATASAUQUA

Edwards 2-1-2-7, Bloszinsky 5-4-4-10, S. Burton 1-0-0-2, Brinkley 0-1-2-1, Snyder 1-3-4-5, Ritter 1-0-0-2, Marshall 0-0-0-0, Burker 0-0-0-0, Nichols 0-0-0-0, Parker 8-2-2-20, Rigopoulos 0-1-2-1, Strong 4-3-3-11, Thieme 0-0-0-0, Purrone 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 24-15-19-67.

NORTHWESTERN

Wagner 1-1-2-3, Schuler 0-0-0-0, Havlon 5-2-3-12, T. Richardson 1-0-0-3, Jenkins 3-0-0-7, Bittenbender 0-0-0-0, Maher 1-0-0-2, Dorney 0-0-0-0, Rivera 4-4-6-14, Perry 0-2-2-2, Binder 4-5-7-13, Bachman 0-0-0-0, C. Richardson 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 20-14-20-59.

Catasauqua 7 20 23 17 - 67

Northwestern 12 19 11 17 - 59

Three-pointers: C - Edwards 2, Parker 2; NW - Rivera 2, T. Richardson 1, Jenkins 1, C. Richardson 1.